Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1959
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 17th, 18th June 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 5 runs
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Leicestershire 0
UmpiresD Davies, JH Parks
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 39/2 (Phillips 6*, Smith 4*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Gardner b van Geloven25      
JG Lomaxc Julian b Boshier9      
PB Wightc Gardner b Spencer13      
CL McCoolc Gardner b Spencer149      
KE Palmerc Julian b Smith19      
WE Alleyrun out3      
*MF Tremlettb Spencer5      
+HW Stephensonb Boshier25      
BA Langfordb Boshier18      
AGT Whiteheadb Spencer0      
KD Biddulphnot out8      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 85.4 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-39, 3-68, 4-162, 5-188, 6-202, 7-254, 8-254, 9-254, 10-280 (85.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer27   8904--
van Geloven16   2491--
Smith13   7401--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc Stephenson b Alley12      
J van Gelovenb Biddulph17      
EF Phillipsb Alley8      
RC Smithc Lomax b Biddulph11      
*W Watsonc McCool b Alley7      
LR Gardnernot out46      
JW Carterb Lomax9      
AC Revillc McCool b Whitehead1      
+R Julianc Stephenson b Lomax1      
CT Spencerc Biddulph b Alley1      
BS Boshierc Stephenson b Alley0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 65.5 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-29, 3-44, 4-51, 5-57, 6-90, 7-105, 8-114, 9-115, 10-119 (65.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph20   8382--
Palmer5   1120--
Lomax12   5172--
Langford5   360--
McCool4   3100--
Whitehead3   181--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamb Biddulph0      
J van Gelovenc Alley b Lomax12      
EF Phillipsnot out34      
RC Smithc Stephenson b McCool1      
*W Watsonrun out14      
LR Gardnerc Wight b Biddulph27      
JW Carterlbw b Palmer4      
AC Revillb Lomax23      
+R Julianb Palmer1      
CT Spencerc Stephenson b Lomax21      
BS Boshierc Stephenson b Lomax12      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-24, 3-38, 4-45, 5-79, 6-87, 7-97, 8-102, 9-140, 10-156 (64.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph15   5322--
Palmer22   5402--
Alley4   170--
McCool6   1281--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JW Carter made his debut in County Championship matches
--> EF Phillips (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> WE Alley reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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